[VIDEO] Freaks and Geeks ‘Revival’ — Watch Dungeons and Dragons Promo
It’s not our dream Freaks and Geeks reunion movie, however it’s the subsequent neatest thing.
In an effort to advertise his new movie Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves (due out Friday, March 31; watch trailer), screenwriter/director John Francis Daley (fka Sam Weir) enlisted fellow former “Geeks” Samm Levine (who performed Neal Schweiber) and Martin Starr (who performed Invoice Haverchuck) for one more spherical of D&D — identical to they performed within the cult basic’s sequence finale, “Discos and Dragons.” And whereas they by no means refer to one another by character title, they’re completely again in character.
There’s even proof that they’re nonetheless enjoying the identical recreation they began on Freaks and Geeks. Not solely are all three Geeks seated within the Weir household eating room, however the D&D board appears just about the identical, as does the position of the soda cans on the dinner desk. Additionally they reference Carlos the Dwarf, the D&D character created by James Franco’s Daniel Desario.
“We should always most likely wrap it up. It’s getting late. We’ve been enjoying for… 23 years,” Sam says, referring to the variety of years because the episode that impressed the bit first aired on NBC.
“Man, time actually flies while you’re enjoying D&D,” Neal replies. “Properly, I ought to get going. My dad and mom are most likely apprehensive… if my dad and mom are nonetheless alive.” (Darkish!)
Sam goes on to recommend that somebody ought to flip D&D right into a film, however Neal and Invoice persuade him it’s the “stupidest concept on the planet.” Watch beneath:
Time flies while you play D&D. #DnDMovie #FreaksandGeeks pic.twitter.com/iW8MqnP3Pt
— Dungeons & Dragons Film (@DnDMovie) March 28, 2023
For the uninitiated: Freaks and Geeks centered on Linda Cardellini’s Lindsay Weir, a gifted excessive schooler who befriended a bunch of burnouts (or fairly “Freaks,” performed by then-unknowns Franco, Jason Segel, Seth Rogen and Busy Philipps). Sam, Neal and Invoice represented the “Geeks.” Regardless of glowing opinions, it received axed by NBC after only one season and stays a staple on each “TV exhibits cancelled too quickly” listing — including our own.
For its twentieth anniversary, TVLine’s Dave Nemetz pleaded for a feature-length revival set on the Freaks’ McKinley Excessive reunion, however it doesn’t appear to be that’ll be taking place anytime quickly. Rogen just lately informed People that he didn’t suppose “anybody would do it,” out of concern of tarnishing the sequence’ legacy.
“It’s so uncommon that you simply do one thing in your profession that’s really simply seen nearly as good,” he mentioned on the time. “I do know sufficient now to not f–ok with that, to simply let it’s good and never attempt to go revisit it… simply let it exist.”
Watch the D&D promo above and the F&G scene that impressed it beneath, then hit the feedback together with your reactions.